Motorcyclist Dead After Crash on Eastbound I-70

Empire, CO -- On Sunday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol reported that a crash on eastbound I-70 left one dead and the interstate closed while officers investigated the scene.

The crash occurred near Empire when a motorcycle and Subaru collided; the motorcyclist died in the crash. The Colorado State Patrol has not released any details about the Subaru’s passengers.

The eastbound lanes of I-70 were reopened around 2:00 PM, but traffic was backed up to the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels into Sunday evening, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Passenger vehicles were diverted to county roads when possible.

Sources: CBS4

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